Sanctions not to affect plan for Iran gas: Pakistan Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan made it clear on Thursday that US sanctions against Iran would not affect its stance on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project

“There is no change in our stance and we are working to complete the project by 2014. We believe that this project is beyond the scope of relevant UN resolutions which we are obliged to comply with like all other UN member states,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said at the weekly press briefing.

Answering a question, he said there was no disengagement between the United States and Pakistan and the two countries were engaged through diplomatic channels.

He said that interaction at the political level was on hold and would resume only after the completion of parliamentary process under way to rewrite the terms of engagement with the US and Nato.

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